A brief history of the car: From the first electromobile to the rise of Tesla
Did you know one of the earliest electric cars clocked in at 37km/h?
• The first cars were invented in Germany and France in the late 1800s.
• In January 1886, Carl Benz applied for a patent for his "vehicle powered by a gas engine". The patent - number 37435 - is regarded as the birth certificate of the automobile, Benz model no 1...